SuperMoon

Evangeline Chavez 2011

Saturday’s full moon was  a supermoon.

A supermoon is a new or full moon that happens to coincide with a close approach of the moon to the earth. Saturday’s full moon will be the closest it has been to Earth in 18 years.

The distance between the Earth and the moon during the event will be about 221,567 miles, as compared to the average distance of 238,000 miles.

That may not seem like much of a difference (and compared to the distance it’s not), but the diameter of the moon is only 2,159 miles. That means the moon will be over 7.5 diameters closer to Earth than average. At its peak, the supermoon of March may appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than lesser full moons


 

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~ by Evangeline Art Photography on March 19, 2011.

5 Responses to “SuperMoon”

  1. I want to post quick hello and want to say appriciate for this good article. 8r0kxtxwFqbf4e

  2. Really a tremendous shot of the moon.

  3. Thank you, the super size and brightness of the moon did not last long, I was glad to get the shots I did. Where did you view it from?

  4. Nice shot of it!. It is just rising in our sky right now and is indeed full and bright!

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